Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies

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The holidays came early this year since we did some early baking for our Holiday Cookie Cravings cookbook. I thought I would want to boycott baking in December, but I am still baking up a storm. I never get tired of cookies! I recently made Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies and I am so glad because they are the perfect Christmas cookie. You have to add these to your holiday baking list. 

The cookies are rich and chocolaty with a minty surprise inside. Every cookie is stuffed with a peppermint patty! Peppermint patties are good on there own, but even better inside of a chocolate cookie. Trust me. The chocolate and mint combo is divine! Biting into one of these cookies and finding a peppermint patty is like winning the lottery. Jackpot!

The chocolate cookies needed a little holiday cheer, so I dusted them with powdered sugar after they came out of the oven. It was snowing sugar in our kitchen, my favorite kind of snow 🙂

We packaged the cookies up and delivered them to our neighbors. Cookies make the best gifts, especially during the holidays!

Get your ribbon and gift tags ready! It’s December, which means it is time to share the cookie love! Start with these Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies. Your friends, family, and neighbors will love them.

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Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies

Chocolate cookies with a fun surprise inside-a peppermint patty!
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat baking mat. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.
  • With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add flour mixture and beat until flour disappears. Take a golf ball sized ball of dough, roll into a ball, and flatten it into a disc. Place a peppermint patty in the center and wrap the excess dough up and around the patty. Make sure the entire patty is covered. Repeat with remaining dough and place on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are set, but still soft in the center. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 3 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely. Dust the cookies with powdered sugar.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. AMAZING – made these today – perfect recipe, they are absolutely delicious – – even better than expected! (Made a total of 27 cookies.:) Thanks for recipe!

  2. This is the same Sarah as above…I just wanted to say I made them again, exactly the same way and had no problems! So maybe it was my lousy oven? Anyway, they were WONDERFUL and we shared them with friends who loved them and my husband polished off the rest!

  3. I am from the UK and so we do not always have the same ingredients or at least the same name, so I am unsure of what a mint pattie is, we have peppermint creams as a sweet (candy I think in e US) these are not chocolate covered , or we have after eight chocolate fondant covered thins, do you know if any of these would be OK to use.
    Thanks for your help

  4. Just made this for my annual holiday cookie party. Pretty sure they were the best cookies there. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. These sound so great. Can’t wait to make them. How long do you think they will stay fresh in an air tight container?

  6. I made these today with my small cookie scoop (1 T.) and the York minis that come unwrapped. It made about 70 2″ cookies. :). Yum! Can’t wait to share with my friends.

  7. I made these tonight and they turned out AMAZING!!! I ate 3 right out of the oven and could probably eat the rest. Thanks for the delicious recipe, I love your blog! 🙂

  8. Do you use York peppermint patties or Brachs? York are thicker, so I want to be sure to use the right ones. Thank you!

  9. 5 stars
    I’ve made these before and they were great. I’m wondering if the dough freezes. I want to make the dough today but not make the cookies until next weekend. Have you tried freezing the dough or the already-made cookies? Thanks.

  10. 5 stars
    First recipe I’ve tried from your site and it was a HIT! I won’t lie – this made me question what other candy I could wrap with this cookie dough, and the answer was, nearly anything. Due to heavy demand from my kids, I’ll be making a whole batch with Reese’s cups this afternoon. Can’t wait to try others!

    1. I am so glad you tried the recipe and loved it. I can’t wait to hear about what you try next!

  11. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing I was worried that this thick, chocolate dough would be too much or too rich when paired with a peppermint pattie, but not at all! They’re SO good! I only allowed myself and my family to sample half a cookie each because I ont had 29 patties and wanted to save the majority for Christmas, but man is it hard not to go back for more!

  12. 5 stars
    Yummo! I did them in May. My family was surprised by the peppermint center. They were just perfect as written.

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